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How to Master your Sales Presentations – Outside Sales Talk with Victor Antonio

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Victor Antonio is an author of 13 books on sales and motivation and recently launched the Sales Mastery Academy learning platform with 300+ videos. He has shared the stage with top business speakers: Zig Ziglar, Daymond John (Shark Tank),  Rudy Giuliani, Paul Otellini (CEO of Intel), and John May (CEO of FedEx Kinkos). In this episode, Victor shares tactics for sales presentations that actually close.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • Understand the entire sales presentation process
  • How to get in front of any objection
  • The Hero Story & how to gain the confidence of your prospect
  • Why salespeople are value merchants
  • Close from the start

 

You can listen to this episode on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you get your favorite podcast!

About the Guest: Victor Antonio earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and then an MBA, leading him to build a 20 year career as a top sales executive and becoming President of Global Sales and Marketing for a $420Million company. As Vice President of International Sales in a Fortune 500 $3B corporation at the time, he was selected from over 500 sales managers to join the President’s Advisory Council for excellence in sales and management.

Victor is an expert on giving talks about sales and has written many books on sales tactics and motivation.  He recently published his new book, “Sales Ex Machina: How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the World of Selling”.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/salesinfluence/featured

Website: Victorantonio.com – Sales Mastery Academy

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High-Profit Prospecting Strategies – Outside Sales Talk with Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter, known as the “Sales Hunter”, is a keynote speaker, sales trainer, consultant and the author of the best-selling book “High-Profit Prospecting: Powerful Strategies to Find the Best Leads and Drive Breakthrough Sales Results”. With over 30 years of sales leadership experience, Mark helps salespeople develop successful prospecting strategies and close more deals. In this episode, Mark uncovers the biggest prospecting myths and shares his powerful tactics that will help you get the best leads and drive revenue.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • High-profit prospecting strategies: insights from Mark’s best-selling book
  • Writing cold emails that get your prospect’s attention
  • Prospecting myths and pitfalls
  • Prospecting role play with Mark and Steve
  • The best trick to actually start prospecting

 

To make the most out of your time with prospects, it’s important to communicate the value of your product and map your solution to their needs. Learn how to deliver the perfect sales pitch and close more deals!

You can listen to this episode on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you get your favorite podcast!

About the Guest: Mark Hunter, CSP, “The Sales Hunter,” is recognized as one of the top 50 most influential sales and marketing leaders in the world. He is author of the two best-selling books “High-Profit Prospecting” and “High-Profit Selling: Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price.”

Mark helps companies identify better prospects, close more sales and profitably build more long-term customer relationships. Since 1998, Mark has conducted thousands of training programs and keynotes on sales. He is best known for his ability to motivate and move an organization through his high-energy presentations.

He has received the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, a designation that requires strict criteria and is given to a small percentage of NSA speakers.

Mark spent more than 18 years in the sales and marketing divisions of three Fortune 200 companies. During his career, he led many projects, including the creation of a new 200-member sales force responsible for volume in excess of $700 million. Mark has held sales management roles in teams ranging in size from 20 to 900 members. This level of experience is at the core of every program he delivers to thousands of people each year in the areas of sales, prospecting, negotiating, pricing, communication and leadership. Clients appreciate his specific strategies that yield measurable outcomes.

Not only does Mark have expertise in sales, but also knows how to communicate it to others. This is seen by the 50+ speaking events he does each year throughout the U.S. and Canada and around the world.

Website: https://thesaleshunter.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markhunter/

Twitter: @TheSalesHunter

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSalesHunter

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Best Ways to Deal with Competition in Sales – Outside Sales Talk with Anthony Iannarino

 

Anthony Iannarino is a highly respected international speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and sales leader, joining us today to discuss competitiveness in Field Sales. One key thing that high-performing and successful salespeople share regardless of their industry, is that they embrace their competition, rather than let it intimidate them. In this episode, Anthony talks about how you can differentiate yourself in Field Sales and outperform your competitors.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • Why competition is important in sales
  • Key skills that will set you apart from the competition
  • The mindset you need to outsell your competitors
  • A secret productivity hack and best books to read for salespeople
  • Sales trends and how to stay competitive in the future

 

Learn how you can differentiate yourself and outsell your competition with this killer territory plan!

You can listen to this episode on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you get your favorite podcast.

About the Guest: Anthony Iannarino is a founder and managing partner of two closely-held, family-owned businesses in the staffing industry, leading both entities in strategic planning while growing sales. Anthony is best known for his work at The Sales Blog, which has helped him gain recognition as a top thought leader in sales strategy. He is also the designer of Level 4 Value Creation™ and Building Consensus, methodologies that help sales organizations achieve transformational, breakthrough results.

In each business, Anthony is focused on helping professionals reach their full potential. In 2007, while growing the sales force of his second staffing firm, he discovered a knack for coaching, and realized that he could make enduring contributions to a company’s sales culture. He began blogging about complex selling processes, and gravitated toward B2B companies facing challenges in sales force management and performance. His transition to professional speaking, consulting, and workshop facilitation led to the development of a trademarked methodology that has proven instrumental in helping sales organizations achieve revenue goals.

Throughout his career, Anthony has helped people in a wide variety of industries and markets think through and overcome their biggest business challenges. His greatest strength is in getting others to build consensus around what must change, and identify the resources within themselves that will drive positive results. Be it through the delivery of staffing solutions or sales strategies, Anthony is a trust builder who focuses on leading transformational conversations, those that create and sustain relationships of value. He is a natural mentor who brings the business acumen, situational knowledge, and experience to each engagement, and lays a solid foundation for future growth.

Anthony is the author of ‘The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the Ten Commitments That Drive Sales’ and ‘The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need’. He’s also hosting the ‘In the Arena Podcast’ where he interviews top sales leaders about B2B and B2C sales strategies.

Stay tuned for Anthony’s new book ‘Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition’, releasing October 16th!

Sales Blog: http://www.thesalesblog.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino

Twitter: @iannarino

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Strategies For Successful Referral Selling – Outside Sales Talk with Joanne Black

Joanne Black is America’s leading authority on referral selling. She shares her actionable strategies that help you get more qualified leads through referrals in Field Sales.

A referral program is the best prospecting approach to reach decision-makers, close B2B sales at an unprecedented 70% rate, shorten the sales process, and ace-out the competition. Joanne believes that in B2B sales, relationships still count. People still crave that interpersonal connection in today’s digital world. According to Nielsen, network recommendations trump all forms of advertising by 92%. That’s why asking for referrals produces better-qualified leads and longer-lasting client relationships. Ditch the cold calling scripts for a strategic sales plan designed for the 21st century modern buyer. Learn how to seed and grow without the awkward close.

Referrals work whether you’re:

  • Looking for a job
  • Want a promotion
  • Need more clients
  • Or are looking for a date

 

Joanne is a contrarian thinker who believes no salesperson should ever have to cold call, send cold emails, or send sales pitches to strangers on social media. She founded her business in 1996 when she discovered that even though referrals are the #1 way to generate quality sales leads, no organization had a disciplined, systematic referral program with skills, metrics, and accountability for results.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • How referral selling can help you get more qualified leads
  • The best ways to ask for a referral and when to ask for it
  • Leveraging LinkedIn to manage customer relationships & engage with prospects
  • First steps to start integrating referrals in your sales strategy today

 

Check out this blog post about how referrals can help you generate more leads!

About the Guest: Joanne has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, sales executive and consultant with startups and Fortune 500 companies. She is the author of two books, No More Cold Calling™: The Breakthrough System That Will Leave Your Competition in the Dust, and Pick Up the Damn Phone!: How People, Not Technology, Seal the Deal. Her company, No More Cold Calling, is the #1 company in the U.S. for Referral Sales & Lead Generation. Joanne is working with account-based sellers to leverage referrals for lead generation.

Website: www.nomorecoldcalling.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanneblackreferralsales/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDvwNESCLVo6CXo8mGhapJQ

Twitter: @ReferralSales

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Top Questions You Should Ask Every Prospect – Outside Sales Talk with John Barrows

John Barrows is a world-class sales trainer and owner of JBarrows LLC, where he’s providing customized sales training and consulting services for clients like Salesforce.com, Box, LinkedIn, and many others. John is also a published author, whose work can be seen in Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Forbes, HBR & Fortune.

John is driving results with proven techniques and reinforcement tools that impact adoption and behavior change. He represents the MJHoffman & Associated (aka Basho) training techniques while layering on additional training, tools and resources as client’s needs evolve, working with a new online portal with video training.

JBarrows Sales Training offers individual and group online training, as well as in-person and remote training for corporate clients. JBarrows Sales Training was founded by John Barrows as a response to the incredibly limited amount of formal academic sales training that exists for this number one global profession. Through years of experience, he created his own sales training programs called ‘Filling the Funnel and Driving to Close’. The company offers sales trainings in-person and online and his website features a regularly updated blog where you can stay current on sales techniques and trends.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • Top Questions You Should Ask Prospects
  • The Best Sales Books
  • How to Layer Questions During Your Sales Conversation
  • The Clarification Technique
  • Body Language in Sales
  • The Importance of Prospecting

 

Listen to this episode on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play or wherever you get your favorite podcast!

About the Guest: John has experience with Black & Decker, Xerox, Thrive Network, Basho Technologies, The Jack Welch Management Institute, Kensei Partners, and now JBarrows. With experience in all of these different fields, he has the knowledge of a world-class trainer. John believes that although sales is the #1 profession in the world, there is not adequate teaching available. His ‘12 Guiding Principles to Sales Success’ outline exactly how to thrive in a sales career and can be a resource for anyone wishing to become more educated in sales.

John’s extensive knowledge has been formed from holding every position in sales including inside, outside/field, channel, executive management and ownership. He helps sales professionals in companies like Google, Salesforce, Okta, Box, and LinkedIn learn new tips and tricks to become more successful in their sales positions. He is still active in sales and has learned what works and doesn’t work when closing.

John’s main goal is to improve the overall education and quality of sales by sharing ideas and techniques that work. He encourages engagement with the customer to boost revenue and show the customer that you care. In his opinion, success comes from those who are able to transfer their enthusiasm to their customer.

Website: https://jbarrows.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jbarrows-sales-training

Snapchat: johnmbarrows

Twitter: @JohnMBarrows

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jbarrowssalestraining

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JBarrows/

FB Group ’Make It Happen’: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jbarrows/

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Targeting Leads that Actually Close – Outside Sales Talk with Ian Altman

Ian Altman discusses qualification tactics you can use to guarantee you’re focusing on the right opportunities.

He gives hands-on advice on how to move from a blind selling mindset to becoming a trusted advisor to your prospect. You’ll learn best practices and specific questions you can use to open deals the right way and keep them moving forward.

Business leaders call on Ian to modernize their sales and marketing to align with how today’s customers actually make buying decisions. Organizations around the world have relied on his guidance and inspiration to double their business growth with an integrity-based approach from his bestselling book, Same Side Selling.

Ian draws on decades of experience as a former CEO of technology businesses that he founded, sold, and ultimately grew to over $1 billion in value. This business success backed by years of research that Ian conducted to understand how customers make decisions, provides audiences invaluable insights to help them become more successful in business. Through his energetic and interactive talks, he engages audiences of sales professionals, subject matter experts, and executives alike from beginning to end with an approach to selling that everyone can embrace, even your customer.

As a two-time bestselling author and weekly columnist for Inc. and Forbes, Altman’s latest book, Same Side Selling, is “one of two intriguing books you should read on B2B consultative selling” according to business luminary, Seth Godin. Ian also hosts his popular weekly podcast, Grow My Revenue Business Cast, available on iTunes.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • How to get into the right mindset to achieve greater results in Field Sales
  • The best tricks and tips to enhance your prospecting skills and target the right leads
  • Qualifying prospects: What questions should you ask?
    Key takeaways from Ian’s bestselling book “Same Side Selling” – how to entice, disarm and discover

Listen to this episode on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or wherever you get your favorite podcast!

About the Guest:

Ian Altman has been a leader in sales and business development for over two decades. He’s grown his businesses to over one billion in revenue. He’s a keynote speaker, bestselling author of “Same Side Selling”, and CEO. His business helps B2B companies improve their sales strategy and achieve strategic growth.

Seth Godin, recommends Ian’s latest book, “Same Side Selling”, as one of two books to read on B2B selling – the other one being SPIN Selling from 1988.

You can read his columns each week in Forbes and Inc. He also has a fantastic podcast, “Grow My Revenue Business Cast” which you can find on iTunes.

Website: https://www.ianaltman.com

Books: https://www.ianaltman.com/store/

Same Side Selling Academy: https://samesidesellingacademy.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianaltman

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrowMyRevenue

Twitter: @IanAltman